Christian rebuke of Dawkins ‘greatest show on earth’ book
Posted: 26 March 2010 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Christians fire back on Dawkins ‘greatest show on earth’ book.  Here’s the first major salvo back, I think:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100326/bs_prweb/prweb3773474_1;_ylc=X3oDMTB0c3FndmRiBF9TAzIxNTExMDUEZW1haWxJZAMxMjY5NjM5MDUw

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Posted: 26 March 2010 03:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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“Article not found” do you have another link?

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Posted: 26 March 2010 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Here’s the correct link!

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/thegreatesthoaxonearth/prweb3773474.htm

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Posted: 26 March 2010 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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A book that refutes evolution, reviewed by “Creation Ministries Intl.”  Whose tagline is “Creation Ministries International
provides real-world answers to the most-asked questions in the vital area of creation/evolution, where the Bible is most
under attack today—Genesis.”  I doubt that this is an unbiased opinion!  I also doubt that Sarfati “. . . thoroughly exposes
the bankruptcy of Dawkins’ arguments and scrutinizes Dawkins’ methods, highlighting tactics which he deems are
unreasonable and illogical - such as frequently resorting to straw-man arguments.”  Having read TGSOE I can confidently
state that there are few if any straw-men set-up to knockdown.  This is typical creationist pandering to those who will buy
the book but have already made up their minds.

I’ll take Dawkins in any debate.

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Posted: 27 March 2010 08:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Here’s a related page about the video in that link:

http://www.tccsa.tc/video/creationist_deception_exposed.pdf

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Posted: 28 March 2010 04:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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This book attempts to succeed soley by mimicking the title of Dawkins book and appealing to creationists.

Discussed in January on Richard Dawkins forum here
“First major Greatest Show on Earth ‘flea’ “

This has happened before with a book like “the Dawkins Delusion” or something….

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Posted: 28 March 2010 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’ve been waiting to see what the Christian response to Dawkins’ book will be, and this is just the start.  Also expect to see fellow Christians, those who accept biological evolution fully, to combat their own, in regards to biological evolution of man from animal.  Such evangelicals like Francis Collins who accept biological evolution fully.

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Posted: 28 March 2010 11:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Posted: 29 March 2010 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Read the Dawkins book, loved it. I’m familiar with a great deal of evolutionary science and found even more interesting stuff in it.

One assumes the rebuttal book is full of the same recycled creationist arguments:

- DNA and information
- 2nd law of thermodynamics
- irreducible complexity (I bet the use the 747/hurricane in a junkyard example)
- biblical passages
- some more biblical passages
- then some more biblical passages
- followed by more biblical passages.

Hey presto, a “rebuttal”.

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Posted: 29 March 2010 06:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Mike from Oz - 29 March 2010 03:51 PM

One assumes the rebuttal book is full of the same recycled creationist arguments:

- DNA and information
- 2nd law of thermodynamics
- irreducible complexity (I bet the use the 747/hurricane in a junkyard example)
- biblical passages
- some more biblical passages
- then some more biblical passages
- followed by more biblical passages
.

Hey presto, a “rebuttal”.

LOL  LOL  tongue wink You forgot to add ‘Biblical passages’!

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Posted: 29 March 2010 07:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Worldwar4 - 28 March 2010 11:52 PM

Bernie, have you read Dawkins book?

I have the book and read most of it.

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Posted: 29 March 2010 08:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Mike from Oz - 29 March 2010 03:51 PM

Read the Dawkins book, loved it. I’m familiar with a great deal of evolutionary science and found even more interesting stuff in it.

One assumes the rebuttal book is full of the same recycled creationist arguments:

- 2nd law of thermodynamics

Hey presto, a “rebuttal”.

This is my favorite creationist argument, though it has fallen out of favor because if you actually know the 2nd Law you can squash a creationist argument
in no time and they now know that.  I’ll see if the library has it and i’ll check it out to read it.  I love a good comedy!

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Posted: 29 March 2010 09:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Just shortened the addy in the first post. It’ll get there

http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100326/bs_prweb/prweb3773474_1
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/thegreatesthoaxonearth/prweb3773474.htm

Interesting that the white king (evolution) on the cover of the book has fallen, while the black king (science) is standing. So where is the scientific presentation of the black side?

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Posted: 30 March 2010 02:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Write4U - 29 March 2010 09:01 PM

Just shortened the addy in the first post. It’ll get there

http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100326/bs_prweb/prweb3773474_1
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/thegreatesthoaxonearth/prweb3773474.htm

Interesting that the white king (evolution) on the cover of the book has fallen, while the black king (science) is standing. So where is the scientific presentation of the black side?

here is a link with the two kings labelled to clarify the above question.
http://creation.com/the-greatest-hoax-on-earth/main.php

I’m sorry but I also don’t understand the symbolism. 

In regard to “science” a comment on the Richard Dawkins net led me to this explanation of [ Baraminology ] on Wikipedia.

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Posted: 30 March 2010 10:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Jackson - 30 March 2010 02:57 AM
Write4U - 29 March 2010 09:01 PM

Just shortened the addy in the first post. It’ll get there

http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100326/bs_prweb/prweb3773474_1
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/thegreatesthoaxonearth/prweb3773474.htm

Interesting that the white king (evolution) on the cover of the book has fallen, while the black king (science) is standing. So where is the scientific presentation of the black side?

here is a link with the two kings labelled to clarify the above question.
http://creation.com/the-greatest-hoax-on-earth/main.php

I’m sorry but I also don’t understand the symbolism. 

In regard to “science” a comment on the Richard Dawkins net led me to this explanation of [ Baraminology ] on Wikipedia.

I have figured it out!
You see, the black King represents religion as a science. This must be so, because it is the only one left standing and is symbolic of the victory for religion. It must be so, cause Sarfati is a great chess master.
Thus religion is science and Dawkins is .......??    Wait a minute, that’s not right.    I am so confused…... rolleyes

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Posted: 30 March 2010 12:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I had a look - can’t tell why the white/black thing… odd.

Oh, and it’s the same drivel.

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